It’s like fans were playing some version of Cluedo, trying to work out who was responsible.
The equipment was the ball, the place was Loftus Road, all they needed to do was find out who the culprit was. And judging by the responses, it looks as if we may never get to the bottom of the mystery, because they couldn’t nail it down to one person.
Sheffield Wednesday’s first goal on Friday night wasn’t exactly the prettiest when it came to the art of defending. The backline were caught napping by the quick throw, and goalkeeper Joe Lumley could arguably have done better with Fox’s shot as he allowed it to squirm under his body.
But the question is, who took the biggest responsibility for letting the ball into the net? Was it the defence for switching off, or was it the goalkeeper for letting such a tame effort in? That was the debate that QPR fans had on Twitter after the goal went in.
Not even Lumley’s fault as much as the miscommunication on defense. The throw was wide open…can’t afford that.
— just Drew (@DNixSports) January 24, 2020
Warburton is doing a disservice to Lumley by continuing to play him at this stage
— Olly Keen (@ollykeen09) January 24, 2020
Lumley yet again. Imagine our surprise
— Freddie M (@_freddiem) January 24, 2020
Quick sell Lumley done with it
— JDT (@jdtqpr) January 24, 2020
not lumleys fault, how can you possibly blame lumley when the defence switches off that badly
— aaron rawlinson (@aaronrawlinson9) January 24, 2020
wasn't squeezed in at the near post it was a tame shot that lumley let go underneath him!!!!!!!
— Antony Wright (@awrighty83) January 24, 2020
Lumley just isn’t good enough!!! Same every week!!
— Jay Yerby (@Jayboy_11) January 24, 2020
Three defenders were sleeping.
— Atle Homb-Vesterås (@homb_atle) January 24, 2020
The three defenders from the throw on had more to answer for than Lumley #AwfulDefending
— Nick Comer (@Rosetta_Nick) January 24, 2020
Who gets the blame here?
Who do you think was more to blame?